Graduate, SCPS & Camino

Spring Commencement


Time Event
TBD Graduates report to designated assembly areas
TBD Doors open for seating in Draddy Gymnasium – tickets are required for all guests
TBD Commencement procession begins
TBD Reception TBA
  • Tickets

    Graduation announcements, up to 8 tickets and instructions for commencement, date and distribution process TBD.

    You must complete the following before receiving your graduation packets:

    • Pay all Fees: Pay a graduation fee, if you have not already done so, and any other outstanding tuition balances.
    • Exit Counseling: Online exit counseling is required if you borrowed federal loans (Stafford and/or Perkins) and/or the TEACH Grant. Students will be sent instructions by email and can refer to the Financial Aid exit counseling page.
    • Graduation Clearance Checklist: Please log on to Self-Service beginning date TBD to review your customized graduation clearance checklist. Your checklist outlines the requirements you need to complete BEFORE you are eligible to receive your graduation tickets.
  • Cap and Gown Distribution

    Only students who have been cleared to graduate will be provided academic attire. There is no additional charge for your cap and gown, and you do not have to return it after the ceremony.

    Cap and gown - Date and Distribution process TBD. Caps and gowns must be ordered online.


    Recognized clubs and academic honor societies may apply for permission to wear cords at Commencement by emailing the office of the Provost at

  • Graduation Announcements

    Each graduating student will receive formal printed graduation announcements. 

    Notices in Your Local Newspaper

    Manhattan College sends out notices to the hometown newspapers for all graduating students. If you're graduating this year but do not wish to have an announcement sent to your local paper, please email Please include your name and indicate whether you are a graduate or SCPS student.

  • Photography

    Official College Photography

    Manhattan College has several official photographers taking photos for all the Commencement events. 

    Individual Student Photos

    Each student will have their photo taken during the Commencement ceremony as they cross the stage. Proofs of these photos and purchase options will be emailed to each student a few days following Commencement. 

    General Commencement Photos

    College photographers will be taking photos throughout the day for both Commencement events. These photos will be posted to a few days after the event. High-resolution photos can be downloaded free of charge.

    Guest Photography

    Guests who will be taking photographs during Commencement may not enter the aisles at any time during the academic procession. Also, no one is permitted to enter the student seating area for any reason. Please be mindful not to obstruct the view of other guests as you are taking photos. 

    Guests can photograph any part of the procession outside the gym on Walsh Plaza or behind general seating areas. Before or after the ceremony, you are welcome to take photos anywhere on campus that is publicly accessible. 

  • Diploma Distribution

    Due to the postponement of the May 2020 commencement date, the Registrar's Office will be mailing your diploma to the permanent address we have on file for you.

    If you would like to have your diploma mailed to a different address, please email from your Manhattan College email address to let us know where you would like us to send your diploma. If your diploma should be mailed to your permanent address, you do not have to do anything further. Your diploma will be mailed to that address.

    Your diploma will be mailed in early June. If you have not received your diploma by June 8, 2020, please email so that we can assist.

    Digital Diploma Option

    We also have a new feature for you: a digital diploma. You can use your digital diploma to add to your social media links if you like. Your digital diploma will be available in late May/early June and you will receive an email when it is ready for you to view/use.

    Congratulations on your achievement and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

  • Keynote Speaker
    To be announced.